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AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT clocks in at 4.8 GHz in 3DMark Time Spy but offers minimal improvements over even the Ryzen 7 3700X

The Ryzen 7 3800XT can reach 4.8 GHz, but to what benefit? (Image source: AMD)
The Ryzen 7 3800XT can reach 4.8 GHz, but to what benefit? (Image source: AMD)
The AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT has graced 3DMark again, this on Time Spy. The processor has shown that it is capable of reaching 4.8 GHz, 300 MHz above the Ryzen 7 3800X. Improvements over even the Ryzen 7 3700X are negligible, though.
Alex Alderson,

The release of Matisse Refresh processors cannot be that far away now, with the Ryzen 5 3600XT, Ryzen 7 3800XT and Ryzen 9 3900XT having appeared on multiple websites in the last few weeks. Now, another example of the Ryzen 7 3800XT has been spotted on 3DMark, this time on the Time Spy benchmark.

Brought to our attention by @_rogame, the listing reports that the Ryzen 7 3800XT is capable of reaching at least 4.765 GHz. In other words, the processor can hit 4.8 GHz. If this is true, then it may represent a 300 MHz clock speed boost over the Ryzen 7 3800X, which is consistent with specifications published earlier this week by a retailer. The Ryzen 7 3800XT has a 300 MHz higher base clock than the Ryzen 7 3800X, too.

On the one hand, 4.8 GHz could represent the turbo clock speed of the Ryzen 7 3800XT. On the other hand, we would not rule out the possibility of this frequency only being achievable using Precision Boost Overdrive (PBO).

Regardless, the Ryzen 7 3800XT here can only achieve a modest improvement with its increased clock speeds. While we have not reviewed the Ryzen 7 3800X, the Ryzen 7 3700X fell less than 5% short of the Ryzen 7 3800XT in 3DMark Time Spy. Ultimately, the Matisse Refresh will be a stop-gap for AMD until it releases its Vermeer and Zen 3-based desktop processors later this year. According to past rumours, we can expect these processors to arrive in September.

(Image source: 3DMark via @_rogame)

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Alex Alderson, 2020-06- 5 (Update: 2020-06- 5)
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Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.